Entering the awards
The Queensland Training Awards is your opportunity to shine. Be recognised and rewarded for your contribution to the state's vocational education and training sector.
The biggest and longest running training sector awards program in the state, the Queensland Training Awards provide individuals and organisations with a unique opportunity to showcase their achievements, best practice and innovation in training.
The awards open doors for individual category winners and provide employers and organisations with recognition for their business and staff, as well as the chance to promote themselves in their local community as an organisation of choice.
Read testimonials from previous winners and watch videos.
How to enter the Queensland Training Awards
1. Select your award category
There are 14 award categories encompassing all areas of the training sector. The individual and employer categories below are initially contested at the regional level and the training provider and collaboration awards are contested at state level.
- Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year
- Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year
- Vocational Student of the Year
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year*
- School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
- VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year
- Equity VET Student of the Year
- Large Training Provider of the Year (state only)
- Small Training Provider of the Year (state only)
- Community Training Initiative of the Year
- Large Employer of the Year
- Medium Employer of the Year
- Small Employer of the Year
- Premier's Industry Collaboration Award (state only)
*If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and nominate for any of the above individual categories, except for the VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year or the Equity VET Student of the Year, you are automatically entered into the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award.
2. Identify your region
The seven individual award categories and three employer and Community Training Initiaitve award categories listed above are initially contested across Queensland's seven regional areas. For these awards, applicants can only nominate in one region.
3. Check the conditions of entry
Ensure you have read and understood the conditions of entry before submitting your nomination.
4. Submit your nomination
Once nominations have opened, submit your nomination using the online nomination portal. A nomination checklist, writing tips, information on the nomination process and samples of successful nominations are available on the how to submit a nomination page.
How are nominations judged?
Visit the how nominations are judged page for further information on the judging process.
Nomination promotional resources
Promote the Queensland Training Awards at your workplace or training location. Resources will be added to the website each year.
Frequently asked questions
Read the frequently asked questions for more information on the Queensland Training Awards.